Grateful Dead Live at Cotterrell Gym, Colgate U on 1977-11-04
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- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
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MAC (Taped by Jerry Moore, Sony ECM 33Ps* [directly behind the soundboard] > Sony TC-158** [Dolby B, Maxell UDXLIIC90s]) > Tascam 112 MK-II playback > HHB 800 master CD > HP 9350i extraction (EAC v0.9 beta 4) > editing using Sound Forge Studio 6.0 > tracking (CD Wave v1.6) > sector boundary verification (shntool v1.01) > .shn encoding (mkwACT v0.97 beta 1). A > D by John Steinthal, CD > SHN by Joe Jupille and Noah Weiner.
- 2004-04-09 14:47:38
- MAC (Sony ECM 33Ps* [directly behind the soundboard] > Sony TC-158** [Dolby B, Maxell UDXLIIC90s]) > Tascam 112 MK-II playback > HHB 800 master CD > HP 9350i extraction (EAC v0.9 beta 4) > editing using Sound Forge Studio 6.0 > track
- Hamilton, NY
- Taped by
- Jerry Moore
- Transferred by
- John Steinthal
Subject: beyond impressive
I am beyond grateful for all of the work done by Jerry Moore, Joe Jupille and Noah Weiner mastering and uploading here. It does not go unnoticed! Lastly, I trust you (the reader/listener) will form your own opinions about the music. Finding what you love takes a very long time, and these people (Moore/Jupille/Weiner) stumbled their way into greatness...we could all be so lucky. Enjoy the music...
Happy New Year * Nick 12/29/2022
Subject: Jones Gang
Subject: EX Cell Ent!
There are very few shows like this on the 'chive, it's in the Eyes, Man, you hear it in the Eyes. You could always tell a band by their Eyes...
Subject: It Was Great!
I too, wish it was a Dicks Picks over the following night, but, maybe soon?
Think about it. But, only after downloading this show!
That was 2005, But, today is 35 years to the day, of the annivesary of this show. And it still reigns!!!!
Subject: I was there too...
You have hit the nail on the head, this was a very special evening and unexpected as tickets went on sale just a few days before the show, an open night between Rochester and Binghamton. The audience was not a Dead crowd, mostly coke snorting prep types, hanging out at the back of the gym (which, BTW, was the smallest venue I ever saw the Dead play--couldn't have been more than 1500 in attendance). But the real Heads were up at the stage (a very low stage at that, with no barrier between the stage and the crowd), and really connecting with the Band, and boy did they deliver! My 3rd show at the time on my way to 100+, but still in the top 10, maybe even 5. We were actually responsible for the Phil Jones Band introduction--we were standing right in front of him and cajoling him to speak all night (a real rarity at the time, we figured he never would!) and finally he gave us a glance and grabbed the mike and the the rest is thankfully all there on tape! How great is it that we get to relive these moments thanks to the dedicated tapers that documented this incredible scene.
Subject: Can't comment on the show,
Subject: Stage Crew
We always refer to this show as The Boys at The Gym.
Subject: Dad was stage crew
Subject: good show
Subject: now that's and AUD -- too bad though....
they flipped estimated and eyes, ok, but get this show for the post drums segment, iko played only 5 times this year, tentative at the outset, but really picking up in the final choruses, with donna and bobby getting splendidly into the act. enter stella, very dreamy, finally leading back to the nice playin' reprise.
too bad, it's a nice set list but this is only 3 or 4 star energy.... maybe they were just warming up for the shows to follow....
Subject: This aud show rocks!
I downloaded the soundboard, but after listening to Bertha and Good Lovin' (sounded a little muddled), I downloaded the aud songs, which blew me away!
Every time the Dead start a show with Bertha > Good Lovin’ > BEW > Cassidy, you know it’s a smokin’ show!
May be the most energetic and best-sounding Sampson and Cold Rain and Snow I've ever heard! This 2nd set just doesn’t let up! It is straight-away rock-n-roll until the end! The Playin’ > Eyes > Estimated > Other One is absolutely ridiculous! This Eyes is one of the fastest, most jammin’ Eyes I’ve ever heard! Garcia’s guitar is on fire during this song! No doubt the Dead excelled and thrived off the incredible intensity from the crowd in that small gymnasium. You will be jammin’ whether at home or in your car listening to this incredible show!
Every time I find a great show from 1977, then along comes another one (like 11/4) that just blows me away! Most of my downloads are soundboards, but this aud is off-the-hook people! Wish I could have been at these shows in 1977, but I was stationed overseas in Okinawa for most of the year, and then transferred to Yuma, AZ in late ’77, when I was in the Marines.
Oh, and the Johnny B. Goode is the most incredible rockin’ version I’ve ever heard this band play!! It’s the fucking SHIT!!
Danny from Northern Virginia outside of Washington, D.C.
Subject: This show Rocks!!!!!!!!!!
Subject: Jerry slipped on his guitar cord during Bertha
We were able to walk right up to the 3 foot high stage on Jerry's side for Bertha. Durin that song, Garcia slipped on his guitar cord, right there in front of us, and almost fell down to the ground, but he reeled backwards and caught himself, and on his way back up he looked down at us with this Waoooooooooow! crazy melted face, and we realized that we weren't the only ones who were blottered, Jerry was very high, so i looked him in the eye and smiled and his eye-balls were rolling around in his head. From that point on, we got a lot of eye contact from Garcia and compainionship for the journey.
Shortly after i noticed that everyone in the band and the crew had sunglasses on, in November, inside at night, hmmm, they were all blottered, and thats a good part of the electricity you hear at this show, and the likely the reason Phil did the Jones gang rap.
The beautiful side of Garcia came out that night, during one song he picked me out and played the entire solo directly to me, eye to eye, and i had my nervous system rewired by that experience, and then a song or two later i see Garcia looking directly at a something during the solo, and i look over and see that he's giving someone else his solo, and that person is beaming back the love, very very high stuff, back when there was all that eye contact, and you could hear all the stage banter...
"...at one point we were all part of the Grateful Dead, and now the Grateful Dead is a part of us..."
Subject: The turning point
This show changed all of that. It soars musically. You can feel the connection of the band with the crowd in the small venue (the something-doesn't-work Jones Gang bit has carved it's own niche in history... "Julius P Jones" indeed! "mama, she was a good old girl" rofl)
Unfortunately, someone in Philo, CA ripped this cassette from me as I slept off a hangover back in 1982. (You know who you are... ha!)
Subject: very good
Subject: Very nice
Subject: Great quality, great music!
Like someone else mentioned, there is an enjoyable interaction between Bobby and the audience, and the Phil jumps in with some introductions that will be sure to give you a chuckle. Phil is the man! Great show, put a smile on my face!!
Subject: We miss the Grateful Dead!
Subject: Great audience tape
Sunrise is one of the most underrated songs in my opinion. I love this song with tears streaming down my face. This version is very good, with a great solo by Jerry, and Donna sings it beautifully as usual. Donna had a wonderful voice when she was on key and not howling. I think she improved significantly after the hiatus.
Let It Grow is a fine version with Jerry trilling similarly to the 3/5/81 Music Never Stopped. (If you haven't heard that one yet, listen to the audience version.) The real meat of the show, though, is Playin' > Eyes > Estimated > Other One. Great transitions. Eyes is quite hot as is The Other One. Playin' and Estimated are rather noodly and not exceptional. Stella is embarassingly screwed up but has a nice solo at the end from Jerry.
An overall solid show.
Subject: Eyes and The Other One
I thought the half version of The Other One was the song of the night here. Jerry starts soloing at :50 and ends around the 3 min mark. Some really incredible lines packed into this super short, one verse (the first) version. Not all Other Ones have to be 20 min from '71 or whatever. If you want to hear another killer, short version that has only the SECOND verse check out 4/6/82 Philly. It's just 2:53 min.
Subject: Fantastic show!
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